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Manuscript Reading Room (Manuscript Division, Library of Congress)

About the Manuscript Division
About the Manuscript Division
LC Manuscripts: An Illustrated Guide
Special Presentation: Collecting, Preserving, and Researching History

Conducting Research
Using the Collections
Catalogs, Bibliographies & Guides Finding Aids for Collections

What's Online
Collections, Virtual Exhibits,
Webcasts, Other Resources

Acquisitions Highlights
Lists of Recent Acquisitions

Conservation, Exhibition Loans, Archival Processing

Internships and Fellowships
Modern Archives Institute

What's New
New Online Resources
Press Releases and Feature Articles

Featured Collections:

Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Papers

Harry A. Blackmun
Harry A. Blackmun Papers

Featured Presentation:
Words and Deeds
Words and Deeds in American History

Featured Webcast:
James Madison
James Madison Symposium

  Weekdays and Saturday
  8:30am to 5:00pm
  Closed Federal holidays
  Contact Information

  101 Independence Ave. SE
  Room LM 101
  James Madison Memorial Bldg
  Washington, D.C. 20540-4680
  Map showing location


Before Visiting the Manuscript Reading Room: All researchers are advised to write or telephone the Manuscript Reading Room prior to visiting. Many collections are stored off-site, and advance notice is needed to retrieve these items for research use.

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The Manuscript Division's holdings, approximately sixty million items in eleven thousand separate collections, include some of the greatest manuscript treasures of American history and culture and support scholarly research in many aspects of political, cultural, and scientific history.
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  October 15, 2008
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